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Analysis: GOP set to shake up Tenn. Capitol
Knoxville News-Sentinel (via knoxnews.com) ^ | November 5, 2008 | Associated Press

Posted on 11/05/2008 6:56:41 AM PST by Jim Hill

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Republicans can flex newfound muscle and shake the Tennessee Capitol to its foundation when they take control of the General Assembly in January.

The seismic change the election is bringing to the political power structure comes as the state faces its worst economic crisis in decades.

And a Republican leader in the House — where Democratic Speaker Jimmy Naifeh of Covington has thwarted GOP measures for the last 18 years — should clear the way for measures limiting abortion rights and loosening gun restrictions.

Republicans could also determine the future of the state's judicial selection process and whether to replace it with the direct election of appellate judges.

(Excerpt) Read more at knoxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: tn2008
Tennessee getting redder. Come on down.
1 posted on 11/05/2008 6:56:46 AM PST by Jim Hill
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To: Jim Hill

At least Tennessee and Alabama can agree on one thing! :)


2 posted on 11/05/2008 6:58:25 AM PST by Crimson Elephant
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To: Jim Hill

I’d like to move, but my DH thinks that we’re needed in this BLUE section of Michigan. Right.


3 posted on 11/05/2008 6:58:36 AM PST by madison10 (In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication...)
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To: Jim Hill

I just might. Looks like the business climate will get better.


4 posted on 11/05/2008 7:00:34 AM PST by farlander (Try not to wear milk bone underwear - it's a dog eat dog financial world)
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To: Jim Hill

Tennessee, the great volunteer state. Bravo!!

Company Aytch!


5 posted on 11/05/2008 7:01:34 AM PST by Broker (VOTE McCain/Palin! !)
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To: Jim Hill; don-o

Well done Don-o...


6 posted on 11/05/2008 7:04:57 AM PST by tubebender (Retirement...The art and science of Killing time before it Kills you...)
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To: Jim Hill

Come my fellow Conservatives. I’ll buy ya a beer at a Titans game.


7 posted on 11/05/2008 7:05:55 AM PST by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: Jim Hill

We’ve got to do better than Corker and find someone solid to replace Bredesen


8 posted on 11/05/2008 7:07:23 AM PST by discomatic
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To: Jim Hill

Maybe its time some of us red state folks move to some of the blue states and turn them red. We can keep our homes in the red state and just rent in the blue states. I guess if Nose Hairs Waxman can live in Maryland and be a Senator or whatever from Florida by using his mothers Florida residense as his adress, we should be able to vote from another state.


9 posted on 11/05/2008 7:12:26 AM PST by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: Jim Hill

Is there any room down there?


10 posted on 11/05/2008 7:14:05 AM PST by sneakers
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To: beckysueb

Actually, that sounds like a good idea, although in Pa it’s hard to counteract those dead voters, ya know?

I’m so ashamed of Pa. today. :-(


11 posted on 11/05/2008 7:15:58 AM PST by sneakers
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To: discomatic

Amen on doing better than Corker, he’s a waste of skin. No idea on who to replace Bredesen yet (Marsha Blackburn, maybe?).


12 posted on 11/05/2008 7:29:44 AM PST by Jim Hill
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To: sneakers

Plenty of room, nice climate, pretty girls, good food. As Rush would say “Babies, guns and Jesus. Hot damn!”


13 posted on 11/05/2008 7:33:58 AM PST by Jim Hill
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To: Jim Hill

Well, I’m not interested in the ‘pretty girls’ - being a young girl myself once (note I didn’t say ‘pretty’!), but I think I could fit in as a middle-aged southern lady. :-)

And no fake southern accent - I promise! lol!


14 posted on 11/05/2008 7:41:54 AM PST by sneakers
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To: Crimson Elephant

I am from Tennessee and we love Alabama! Especially their cheap cigarette taxes.


15 posted on 11/05/2008 7:49:40 AM PST by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: sneakers

I was really surprised at all the swing states that went for Obama. Massive ACORN fraud.


16 posted on 11/05/2008 7:51:57 AM PST by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: Jim Hill

I love Marsha Blackburn! She is Tennessees version of Sarah Palin.


17 posted on 11/05/2008 7:52:58 AM PST by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: beckysueb

Yep. I am torn, though, because we need her views in Washington as much or more than we need her as Governor.


18 posted on 11/05/2008 8:24:17 AM PST by Jim Hill
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To: discomatic

We’ve got to do better than Corker and find someone solid to replace Bredesen
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Alexander is Corker lite...


19 posted on 11/05/2008 8:37:42 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

I voted against Lamar! and I’m not ashamed to admit it. He did not deserve reelection. No, I didn’t vote for the rodent, I voted for the candidate whose premier issue is putting “None of the Above” on the ballot.


20 posted on 11/05/2008 10:48:00 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I voted against Lamar too...

I wrote in Ed Bryant...


21 posted on 11/05/2008 11:07:21 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

We’re looking to retire there. May TN and Alabama can seceed and form a perfect union !


22 posted on 11/05/2008 12:14:45 PM PST by Reagan69
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To: Crimson Elephant
Hey, I am from Alabama. I have nothing against Tennessee. My oldest daughter was born in Clarksville while I was stationed at Fort Campbell, KY. I like folks in Tennessee, EXCEPT for the 3d Saturday in October, that is!! Roll Tide
23 posted on 11/05/2008 12:17:24 PM PST by RetiredArmy (America as founded is finished.)
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To: Reagan69

I’m leaving for AL from E.TN as soon as I can get it done! The proiperty tax structure is oppressive. Try to move into a county and not into a city limits. I was finally annexed—against my will—into Johnson City and my taxes doubled overnight without any increase in services.


24 posted on 11/05/2008 12:18:31 PM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Jim Hill

Good question. It’s easier to think of who SHOULDN’T run for governor than who should run...


25 posted on 11/05/2008 7:44:22 PM PST by discomatic
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To: beckysueb
I love Marsha Blackburn!

I met Marsha in Blountville a few years back...a credit to conservatism. We need more like her. She and Sarah are similar...you betcha!

26 posted on 11/06/2008 4:39:27 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: MHGinTN

Johnson City is becoming a nest of RINO’s and libs (thanks, ETSU)...Phil Roe??? Gads...


27 posted on 11/06/2008 4:42:15 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Jim Hill
Please the GOP can't shake the weewee off their peepee.
28 posted on 11/06/2008 4:43:34 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
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To: mad_as_he$$
HA!

I need to go clean of my monitor.

Thanks!
29 posted on 11/06/2008 4:44:51 PM PST by stentorian conservative
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To: stentorian conservative

;-)


30 posted on 11/06/2008 4:55:14 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
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